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Cablegate: Human Rights Vetting for Individuals to Attend The

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FM AMEMBASSY PHNOM PENH
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 1127
INFO RUEKJCS/CJCS WASHDC
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UNCLAS PHNOM PENH 000640

SIPDIS

DEPARTMENT FOR PM-HDP, DRL, EAP/MLS, EAP/RSP, S/GHD

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL MOPS PHUM MARR MASS CB
SUBJECT: HUMAN RIGHTS VETTING FOR INDIVIDUALS TO ATTEND THE
"BOARDING OFFICER BASIC COURSE," SEPTEMBER 19-OCTOBER 23,
2009 IN CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA

REF: 03 SECSTATE 034981

1. This is an action cable. See Paragraph Six.

2. Reftel is guidance for screening nominees for U.S.
sponsored training programs.

3. To comply with the Leahy Amendment relative to the U.S.
sponsored security assistance training, the U.S. Embassy
Phnom Penh has conducted local human rights vetting for the
following individuals selected for the "Boarding Officer
Basic Course," September 19-October 23, 2009 in Charleston,
South Carolina.

NAME: Has, Sotta (Male)
DPOB: October 1, 1979; Phnom Penh
POSITION: Deputy Chief of Personnel Office
RANK: Commander
DEPT/UNIT: Royal Cambodian Navy, Ream Naval Base

NAME: Ouk, Sophoat (Male)
DPOB: June 26, 1979; Sihanoukville
POSITION: Chief of Boarding Arms
RANK: Chief Warrant Officer
DEPT/UNIT: Royal Cambodian Navy, Ream Naval Base

4. U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh has reviewed its files and finds
that, as of this date, it possesses no credible information
of gross violations of human rights by the above individuals.

5. Individuals will attend the "Boarding Officer Basic
Course," September 19-October 23, 2009 in Charleston, South
Carolina.

6. Action request: Please verify whether the Department
possesses any credible information that the individuals named
above have been implicated in gross violations of human
rights.

7. Points of contact for Amembassy Phnom Penh are Major
Wayne Turnbull at TurnbullPW@state.gov or tel: 855-23-728-219
or Jenae Johnson at JohnsonJD3@state.gov or tel:
855-23-728-118.
RODLEY

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